For this week’s topic, I thought I would share something from one of my sketchbooks. My sweet friend Kerrie is known to forward funny emails and rude jokes, but once in a while she is also known to send messages that are soulful and meaningful.

On this occasion it was a text message: “What you are is God’s gift to you, what you make of yourself is your gift to God.” The words touched me in a way that I was compelled to write it down and sketch what came to mind.

I think the lesson here will be different for everyone as our natural abilities and “God-given” gifts are unique. What we do with the talents we have and how we choose to use them further defines the person we become.

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